Bleasdale Powder Monkey Shiraz 2014



A single vineyard wine from this historic winery’s best and oldest Shiraz vineyard, located behind the cellars, matured in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and puncheons for two years.

Pure crimson, an intense and powerful wine, the accent is on dense blackberry, liquorice and bitter chocolate, with savoury tannins running through the length of the palate.

  • Rich, full, complex
  • 750ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Screwtop
  • Drink by 2027
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Producer: Bleasdale

With James Halliday’s Wine Companion Awards Winemaker of the year 2018 Paul Hotker at the helm, Langhorne Creek and Adelaide winery Bleasdale has never been more prestigious or innovative. Labelled ‘the ultimate viniculturalist’ Hotker is the man to propel the Bleasdale wine dynasty ever forward, combining over 165 years of history in its name with 50 hectares of vine under production and grapes sourced from a number of other growers.

Bleasdale founder Frank Potts arrived from England to South Australia in 1836 and founded the winery in 1850. Six generations later his descendants make up the second oldest wine family in Australia after Yalumba. The Bleasdale name comes from a local Reverend, Ignatius Bleasdale, who advocated a “sober, wine-drinking community that excludes ardent spirits.” An anti-temperance priest suited Frank's ironic sense of humour, so he immortalised him in his winery. Top wine critic Robert Parker is a Bleasdale fan, noting that it “produces some of the most reliable, fairly-priced wines around."

Theirs is a diverse portfolio of wines ranging from cool climate whites to revered sparkling Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. For each vintage Bleasdale thrusts 200 different parcels of wine into the spotlight with an emphasis on regional expression and minimum interference.  

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95 Points
James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion


  • Wine 100

    David LeMire

    Deep, rich, and soft, this wine shows the character of Langhorne Creek, with its generous mid-palate and long, even flavoured finish. The fruit shows ripe plums, some licorice, tar and a seawood/saltbush character that adds interest. Ripe, round tannins and a low-acid mouthfeel.

  • Australian Wine Companion 2017

    James Halliday

    Open-fermented, 15% whole berries, short cold soak, 9-12 days on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (27% new), two gold medals. Deep crimson-purple; resplendent in its generosity with plum and blackberry leading the juicy fruits, licorice, spice and soft tannins all singing the same song. 95 points.

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